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Doc’s oops I did it again 200 gallon

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Well, i’ve Been talking about this for a while but finally got my slow start. Moving things over from my 175 to a custom 200ish gallon from SCA Aquarium. The tank is 65x30x22”

    we are remodeling the kitchen which will involve removing the wall my current tank is on so the new tank will be in the basement. Sump and equipment will all still be behind a wall in the houses small equipment room.

    Equipment will mostly be moved from existing tank.
    .SCA tank
    .synergy shadow overflow love this!
    .sicce 2000 gallon return
    .sump undecided
    . Neptune apex
    . Two wav pumps and one Gyre
    . Calcium reactor with master flex pump
    .big external bubble king skimmer (had for years.... rock solid!)
    .lighting is three 250 watt halides (20k 4 hours a day, don’t suggest led!) and 4 2foot let strips from reef reeders and either 2 more 4 foot led bars or 2 t5. This has grown lots of great corals for years now and not going to change. Everyone who comes over says ($hit that’s why you run halides! )
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  3. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  4. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    About time!
     
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  5. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Sand and water within a week... I hope.
     
  6. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sweet if u make some accidental frags lmk oh ya and make some frag disks
     
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  7. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    Following!:)
     
  8. Djmm1177

    Djmm1177 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking good
     
  9. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    thats a sexy bitch
     
  10. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks awesome!
     
  11. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Very slick looking! What are the big lessons you are taking away from the old tank?
     
  12. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    As always nice work buddy!
     
  13. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    You're going to have to host a northern Colorado meeting to show this beauty off!
     
  14. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large


    Lessons? Hummm I’ve been in the hobby for a while so.... I’ve Messed up a lot! I’d never take down, move and set up the same tank in one day again. That was a bone headed thing I did while moving 18 months ago. It’s actually why I got the new tank. I can let it run for a few months before the livestock move. Always go slow, buy good proven equipment once rather than playing the upgrade game. Imitate someone successful with tank husbandry. Don’t follow fads or change things without a lot of thinking first! Keep up on testing! If you are not having fun get out of the hobby for a while.

    Everything takes twice as long and costs twice as much and takes at least three trips to the hardware store. (At least that’s how I operate...) lol
     
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  15. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Maybe in a year. Haha
     
  16. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Now has sand and water. Any way to attach a video?
     
  17. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    You should be able to with the media button and the url for the video
     
  18. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Did you go with the MDF or wood type stand that they offer?
     
  19. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I did the hardwood stand, had them custom make it like the Red Sea. The stand quality is just ok... tank build is really nice.
     
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  20. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Has anyone started the triton method? Looks like it’s pretty interesting. I’m thinking of doing something similar. I want to keep my calcium reactor rather than their version of 2 part. I am thinking of building a large fuge, haven’t had one in a lot of years, and sending a water sample off when the tank is settled to start the minor trace elements. I already do very smell water changes... really to remove some detritus... I do already run activated carbon and gfo (very little)

    If anyone has any advice or running the full or partial system I’d Love feedback. What I love is that it’s pretty natural and the goal is natural sea water conditions rather than some other exaggeration of that.
     
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